FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sue Cobb, Mayor’s Office
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Denver Selects Westin Hotels & Resorts To Build Upscale Hotel at Denver International Airport
(Denver) Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper today announced the selection of Westin Hotels & Resorts to build a 500-room luxury hotel at Denver International Airport. (DIA) Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc
“A Westin hotel at DIA will strengthen its standing as a world-class airport and enhance our capacity to accommodate both business and leisure travelers,” Hickenlooper said. “This hotel fulfills a vision that began with the construction of DIA. We are excited about the business the new Westin hotel will generate for the airport and the City.”
"We are thrilled that the Westin brand has been chosen for the new DIA hotel," said Tom Curley, Starwood's Area Managing Director. "DIA is a great market opportunity for us, and the city's choice of Westin as a partner is very gratifying."
The new Westin hotel will be built at the southeast corner of the airport terminal and feature nearly 26,000 square feet of meeting and conference space as well as restaurants, a health club and swimming pool and a parking garage.
"Customers have consistently requested an on-airport hotel,” added Turner West, manager of aviation. “The meetings rooms, the convenience and the top standards of a Westin will greatly benefit the traveling public.” This addition will continue to position Denver International Airport as one of the leading airports in the world for customer service and travel experience."
City Council President Michael Hancock, in whose district the hotel will be built, said, “we are delighted to have Starwood and Westin on board for this important project. We look forward to working together with Westin to creating a world-class asset for the entire region.”